Drawing inspiration from the classic Californian dune buggies of the 1960s, the ID. BUGGY is the modern incarnation of the spirit of freedom and adventure. Feel the wind in your face and the sun on your skin as you tackle off-road trails and endless sandy beaches, and enjoy an immersive sensory driving experience – fully electric with zero local emissions.
The purist design of the BUGGY is the modern, retro-free interpretation of an icon.Klaus BischoffVolkswagen Chief Designer
With a sturdy yet aesthetically appealing exterior and a minimalist, weatherproof interior, the ID. BUGGY’s handling reflects its appearance – reawakening the unique buggy feel for a new generation.
Purist design with floating structure
The uncompromisingly clear design with no fixed roof and doors, 18-inch wheels and off-road tyres, underbody protection and rollover bar is up to almost any challenge. At the same time, thanks to the two-tone special paint finish, the perfectly formed body appears to float above the stocky chassis.
The modular design allows for the upper body of the ID. BUGGY to be detached from the chassis. In this way, Volkswagen is giving small-volume manufacturers and start-ups the opportunity to develop their own, zero local emission dune buggies.
The spacious open interior is durable and watertight, with simple and intuitive controls. The ID. BUGGY is a 2-seater pure and simple, with moulded seats and a multifunction steering wheel featuring touch control – while the fully digital cockpit means the driver can keep an eye on important information.
The powerful electric motors with spine-tingling acceleration ensure unadulterated driving pleasure – with zero local emissions.
The 150kW (204PS) rear-mounted electric motor is powered by a high-voltage battery in the vehicle floor and has a maximum torque of 310Nm from a standing start. The driver accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 7.2 seconds. The electronic speed restriction only kicks in at 99.4mph.
In future you will be able to charge your electric vehicle at many locations, also thanks to new charging concepts such as versatile quick-charging stations which can be installed on either a temporary or permanent basis. Volkswagen’s power bank for electric vehicles has a charging capacity of up to 360kWh.
Following on from the compact class, van, SUV and saloon, the ID. BUGGY is the fifth study to be based on the modular electric drive matrix – compelling evidence for the versatility of this unique modular system for electric vehicles.